After a tumultuous month for EA, it appears the publisher is cutting more than staff as reports indicate the next Tiger Woods PGA sequel may already be cancelled.
EA has gone through a high amount of turnover these past few weeks, and the latest casualty of the troubling financial times may be next year's Tiger Woods video game. According to sources speaking to Kotaku, the golfing franchise may go on hiatus until a proper fully next-gen version can be released in a few years.
While this may echo the situation that put NBA Live on ice in favor of NBA Elite, which too was then unceremoniously culled from EA's release slate, there are some minor differences in what's happening. The sources indicated a second development team was originally going to be brought in for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15, while the main team focused on Tiger Woods 16 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. However, that deal went out the door right behind former CEO John Riccitiello.
While there's always room for NBA Live/Elite to return, the fate of that series is a bit more ambiguous than that of Tiger Woods PGA Tour, which will reportedly be back in 2015. It's a bit of a gamble taking the time off, but it certainly makes more sense than delivering a third game in less than three years, especially if that time is being used to ramp up quality and features.